Friday, February 22, 2019 from 1 PM - 3 PM at The Regent Theatre, 224 Main St., Picton, Ontario
Thursday, February, 21, 2019 from 6 PM - 8 PM at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Blood Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cowell Theater on Wednesday, February 6 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM for the U.S. premiere screening of Canada C3: Coast to Coast to Coast.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 6 PM – 8:30 PM at Memorial University of Newfoundland – Signal Hill Campus Room B2007, Emera Innovation Exchange 100 Signal Hill Road
Fifty years ago, Kirsten Acker's grandparents embarked on their coast to coast to coast journey across Canada in a Model A Ford. Today, Kirsten reflects on her own journey onboard Canada C3, how it has impacted her life and brought her full circle to a deeper connection with her family and her heritage.
“Leg 10 had maintained a precious heaviness in my chest that I did not want to lose, and I was afraid that stepping off the ship would mean stepping back into my regular life, that everything I had seen, heard, learned, and felt would fade into memory as other trips do, and that nothing would change…”
Visual artist and university lecturer Soheila Esfahani grew up in Iran, moving to Canada in 1992, during the 125th anniversary of Confederation. It was therefore quite fitting that she should find herself in Charlottetown, the birthplace of Confederation, on Canada Day, 25 years later during leg 4 of Canada C3. She explains how C3 impacted her art practice.
Uluriak Amarualik is based in Resolute, Nunavut. She is the granddaughter of survivors of the The High Arctic relocation that took place during the Cold War. Here she tells her life-story to artist Leslie Reid while travelling on board the Canada C3 expedition, following the same route through the Northwest Passage that her grandparents took 65 years ago.
In 2017, high school science teacher Josée Pennober participated in Canada C3. She returned fired up from her experience and ready to encourage her students to take further action. Read more about the school Ambassadors Committee and how they have been making a difference in their community below.
Today marks the 52nd anniversary of the passing of Chanie Wenjack, a 12 year old Ojibwe Anishinaabe boy who died trying to run away from residential school in Ontario. His death sparked an inquest and began to raise ethical questions about the impact of residential schools on Indigenous peoples. This impact continues to reverberate throughout Canada today. This is why a number of Indigenous participants, such as Lillian Howard hesitated to join Canada C3. Here she is in her own words.
She may still only be in her 20s but it is hard to find anything that youth ambassador Makrina Morozowski hasn’t done! As well as a Masters in counselling and studying to become a registered psychologist, she plays wheelchair basketball, horseback rides, skis and competes in crossfit. Makrina promotes the efforts of the 3E Love initiative - a social entrepreneurial experiment to change the perception of disability.
Dominique Normand is a Métis artist of Maliseet descent from the Laurentians. Enriched by her own experience since 2008 amongst the James Bay Cree communities and on the land, she becomes a witness to the entwined harmony of all our relations, a spokeswoman bearing a camera, armed with a brush. Here she explains in her own words and through her ‘Fogo Series’ how leg 5 of Canada C3 influenced her art practice.